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Lagos State Government Installs A New Skywalk Bridge at Oshodi

Following the on-going construction at the Oshodi axis, and for some of us that have been passing through the Oshodi Isale area, we will have noticed some huge metal that is being screwed together, well, the wait is over. The Lagos state government has erected a temporary Skywalk Bridge, this is as a result of the planned demolition of the former sidewalk bridges, the newer ones will help to give the Oshodi Transport Interchange area its new modern looks. We hope Lagosians won't turn this bridge to pictures zone?

The contractor handling construction of the iconic Oshodi Transport Interchange on behalf of the Lagos State Government, Planet Projects Limited has completed the hoisting of Skywalk Bridge linking terminals one and two of the interchange.

The exercise, which started on Sunday evening and lasted till early hours of Wednesday, was supervised by relevant government agencies, and supported by Police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), among others to ensure security and safety.   

The State Government had announced partial restriction of movement on Oshodi flyover to enable it advance the construction of the transport interchange.

Giving details on the exercise, Managing Director of Planet Projects, Mr. Biodun Otunola said the hoisting of the pedestrian bridge of the Oshodi transport interchange was a significant milestone in the construction of the project, saying that all hands were on deck to ensure the interchange is delivered between October and November, 2018.

“This bridge is the longest free-standing bridge in the history of this country. It spanned 53.2metres. It is only supported at the two ends without any support at the middle and it is part of the skywalk for the Oshodi Transport Interchange.

“This particular one links terminal one and terminal two. We also have another one that is linking terminals two and three and that is about 155metres long. The plan is that people can move from one end of the terminal to another be it from terminal one, two and three and then the nature of the terminal is such that we have six lifts and one escalator, and so in all we have 18 lifts and three escalators.

“For anyone to access each of the sky bridge, you have to use the lift and we also have staircase for emergency exit. The skywalk is part of the features of the Oshodi Transport Interchange designed to make travel pleasurable, enjoyable, safe and more comfortable for commuting Lagosians,” Otunola said.

These are some of the pictures of the newly constructed Skywalk Bridge

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